Lord Dalhousie: Patron and Collector

15 Feb 2008 - 11 May 2008

George Ramsay, ninth Earl of Dalhousie, served as Lieutenant- Governor of Nova Scotia (1816–1820), then as Governor-in-Chief of British North America (1820–1828). During his twelve years in Canada, Dalhousie both commissioned and collected a stunning variety of artworks. Featuring some 135 works from his collection, this exhibition consists of an array of watercolours and wash drawings, engravings and lithographs, silhouettes, architectural drawings, models, and decorative pieces, all evidence of Dalhousie’s unique point of view as patron and collector, his diverse interests, and his influence on the development of art in Canada. Organized by the National Gallery of Canada.